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This cartoon of October 1946 was drawn by the British cartoonist David Low. Bevin (British foreign minister) and Byrnes (America) try to start the lorry.

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1 This cartoon of October 1946 was drawn by the British cartoonist David Low. Bevin (British foreign minister) and Byrnes (America) try to start the lorry of a 'united Germany', but Russian foreign minister Molotov has stolen the wheels - 'Pity you fellows can't get your part going. I fixed mine OK'.

2 What is the message of this cartoon?

3 To do this question, you need first to borrow two concepts from English: Denotation (what you see) Connotation (how it affects its audience) Bevin (British foreign minister) and Byrnes (America) try to start the lorry of a 'united Germany', but Russian foreign minister Molotov has stolen the wheels - 'Pity you fellows can't get your part going. I fixed mine OK'. This cartoon of October 1946 was drawn by the British cartoonist David Low.

4 The lorry of ‘United Germany’ has broken down. A lorry is a symbol of trade, but also of ‘going places’ – i.e. Germany’s reconstruction was ‘going nowhere’. Denotation Connotation Meaning No progress was being made to sort out Germany politically or economically. Bevin (British foreign minister) and Byrnes (America) try to start the lorry of a 'united Germany', but Russian foreign minister Molotov has stolen the wheels - 'Pity you fellows can't get your part going. I fixed mine OK'. This cartoon of October 1946 was drawn by the British cartoonist David Low.

5 Byrnes and Bevin are trying to get the lorry started. They are exhausted and clearly out of ideas. Denotation Connotation Meaning Britain and America were trying hard to get the German economy going, but without much success. Bevin (British foreign minister) and Byrnes (America) try to start the lorry of a 'united Germany', but Russian foreign minister Molotov has stolen the wheels - 'Pity you fellows can't get your part going. I fixed mine OK'. This cartoon of October 1946 was drawn by the British cartoonist David Low.

6 The reason the lorry can’t get going is because Molotov has stolen the wheels for his bike. ‘Stealing the wheels’ is a reference to Soviet seizure of reparations from eastern Germany. Denotation Connotation Meaning Soviet lack of cooperation (especially over reparations) is preventing Britain and America getting the German economy going. Bevin (British foreign minister) and Byrnes (America) try to start the lorry of a 'united Germany', but Russian foreign minister Molotov has stolen the wheels - 'Pity you fellows can't get your part going. I fixed mine OK'. This cartoon of October 1946 was drawn by the British cartoonist David Low.

7 Finally, always remember to look at: Origin (who drew it) Date (when it was published) Bevin (British foreign minister) and Byrnes (America) try to start the lorry of a 'united Germany', but Russian foreign minister Molotov has stolen the wheels - 'Pity you fellows can't get your part going. I fixed mine OK'. This cartoon of October 1946 was drawn by the British cartoonist David Low.

8 October After a year of Soviet walkouts and lack of co-operation. Date Details Significance This cartoon is blaming the Soviet Union for the failure of post-war reconstruction. Bevin (British foreign minister) and Byrnes (America) try to start the lorry of a 'united Germany', but Russian foreign minister Molotov has stolen the wheels - 'Pity you fellows can't get your part going. I fixed mine OK'.

9 This cartoon of October 1946 was drawn by the British cartoonist David Low. The British cartoonist David Low. Low was a well-informed observer. Origin Details Significance This cartoon illustrates the increasing exasperation of British people with the Soviet Union, as relations deteriorated into the Cold War. Bevin (British foreign minister) and Byrnes (America) try to start the lorry of a 'united Germany', but Russian foreign minister Molotov has stolen the wheels - 'Pity you fellows can't get your part going. I fixed mine OK'.


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